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Infra advisor Louis Berger bolsters US transportation team

The firm has moved Sofia Berger from her position as managing director in Latin America and the Caribbean to senior vice president of US transportation.

The Louis Berger Group, a New Jersey-based infrastructure development consulting firm, has strengthened its US transportation team with the promotion of Sofia Berger to senior vice president.

The firm cited the US transportation sector as one of its largest and highest-growth markets in its decision to promote Berger, who has been managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean since 2014. In this position, she helped open offices in Colombia and Peru and consolidated operations in Chile and Mexico.

As senior vice president for US transportation, Berger will be responsible for assisting with public and private-sector transportation development projects. The firm said she will work closely with Mike Kirk, the firm’s lead executive for public-private partnership.

The move comes as US politicians are discussing how to structure a large infrastructure spending package that is likely to include elements that incentivise private-sector investments.

“This is an exciting and opportunity-rich time for the US transportation infrastructure sector and Louis Berger is positioning itself for ambitious growth in our home market,” the firm’s US president Tom Lewis said.

Louis Berger most recently participated in the I-66 Outside the Beltway project that reached a $2.3 billion commercial close last December. The project is planned to expand a 22-mile portion of the I-66 highway in Virginia.